The start of “The biggest vaccination campaign in history” of Canada, according to the terms used Monday, December 7th by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will be given on Monday, December 14th, with the first doses of anti-Covid vaccine administered throughout the territory.
The latest hurdle, the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech alliance vaccine by the public health body Health Canada, was lifted mid-week, the director of his office of medical sciences, Doctor Marc Berthiaume, having confirmed, on Wednesday December 9th, that ” clinical data received show 95% efficacy of the vaccine, for a period of up to two months after inoculation of the required second dose.
This acceleration of the schedule was a surprise. Faced with almost daily criticism from his parliamentary opposition – “Why are we so late? “, exclaimed at the beginning of December, in the House of Commons, the leader of the Conservatives, Erin O’Toole – Justin Trudeau had been content until then to answer that ” that counted was not the start line, but the finish line, Promising that the majority of Canadians would be immune “By September 2021”.